03:06PM | 04/11/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
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I am framing a new 41WX57H Pella casement window into a brick house where a 60WX29H side sliding window was removed. Even though I have to remove brick to elongate the hole, I still would like to make the brick mason's job as easy as possible. Should I keep the new rough opening along one edge of the current brick opening, or should I center the new window in the old opening and allow the mason to brick up to each side of the new window.


06:08PM | 04/20/01
Depends upon how the new window will look from the outside of your home. Will moving it to one side maintain any balance that might exist with other windows & doors. You might want to talk with your mason. It might not make a difference to him or he may prefer to brick both sides of the window.


08:55PM | 04/20/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
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Thanks for the suggestion. Turns out you are right, the mason wants to be able to work from all sides of the opening. I centered the new window framing in the old opening and we are ready to brick. I should have found the brick mason before I started to frame the window.


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